Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) finishes the season with its seventh consecutive state title, its 39th consecutive win, and not coincidentally, its second consecutive finish atop the Super 25 high school football rankings.
The Gaels are the first team to repeat as Super 25 champion since De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) won four consecutive Super 25 titles from 2000-2003.
The Gaels did it by beating one state champion in Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), a state runner-up in Bellevue, Wash., and two teams that spent time in the Super 25 rankings: Chandler, Ariz.; and Bingham (South Jordan, Utah).
And they did it convincingly, holding seven teams to a touchdown or less while outscoring opponents by an average score of 51-11.
With so few teams playing the final week, there wasn’t a lot of movement in the rankings.
De La Salle moved up from No. 4 to No. 3 with its 28-21 defeat of then-No. 5 Centennial (Corona) on Saturday in Sacramento as Antoine Custer ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
Katy (Texas) moved up a spot to No. 5 as Kyle Porter ran for three touchdowns Saturday in a 34-7 defeat of then-No. 14 Lake Travis (Austin) in the 6A-II state championship in Houston.
Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia) jumped three spots to No. 10 with its impressive win in the AAA state championship game on Friday as Mike Waters ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-3 defeat of Cathedral Prep (Erie).